O.K. what is the stock fluid? What color is it. My 04FXT looked clear (abscence of coloration) on the stick but when I changed it at 24k miles it looked like maple syrup or tea. The drain plug was absolutely clean and the fluid didn't smell burned and it was very clear except for the color. At first I though it was toasted tranny signs but I'm thinking it may be the stock color now. Also, I did some figuring and came to the conclusion that if your doing just a drain and fill that doing it twice is better than once but three times is a waste since your draining roughly 3 quarts of good to get at one quart of old fluid. Any thoughts? I did the change because I've had problems getting it to kick into 1st after a stop until after I hit the gas and I did have one episode where the 2nd gear clutch slipped out when I goosed it up a steep hill. Never had a MIL or dash indication of overheat. It doesn't seem to be running hot from the temps I found when I drained it.